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Closed Date:
May 10, 2018

Develop and implement controls to ensure that subrecipients comply with requirements for documenting costs funded by multiple funding sources.

Publication Report

2017-PH-1001 | March 22, 2017

The City of Pittsburgh, PA, Did Not Always Administer Its Community Development Block Grant Program in Accordance With HUD and Federal Requirements

We audited the City of Pittsburgh, PA’s administration of its Community Development Block Grant program.  We conducted the audit because the City’s program had the second largest number of completed activities without accomplishment information… more

Related Recommendations

Community Planning and Development

  •   2017-PH-1001-001-A
    $1,423,262.00

    Closed on March 31, 2023

    Provide documentation to show that prices paid for products and services totaling $1,423,262 for three activities were fair and reasonable or repay its program from non-Federal funds for any amount that it cannot support.

  •   2017-PH-1001-001-B
    $942,636.00

    Provide documentation to show that costs totaling $942,636 for activity 7099 were for employees’ actual time spent benefiting the activity or repay its program from non-Federal funds for any amount that it cannot support.

  •   2017-PH-1001-001-C
    $100,000.00

    Provide documentation to show that costs totaling $100,000 for activity 6865 benefited the activity or repay its program from non-Federal funds for any amount that it cannot support.

  •   2017-PH-1001-001-D
    $2,266,543.00

    Closed on March 13, 2019

    Provide documentation to show that seven activities with costs totaling $2,266,543 were exempt or categorically excluded from environmental reviews or repay its program from non-Federal funds for any amount that it cannot support (excluding any amount repaid as a result of recommendations 1A, 1B, and 1C).

  • Closed on May 10, 2018

    Revise its policies and procedures to address compliance with applicable procurement regulations requiring independent cost estimates before receiving bids or proposals.

  • Closed on March 27, 2018

    Train its staff on requirements for documenting costs funded by multiple funding sources.

  • Closed on December 04, 2018

    Determine whether it has complied with environmental review requirements for all activities since October 2010 and provide a copy of its determination to HUD. If it did not comply, either provide the necessary support for the activities or repay its program from non-Federal funds for any activity costs it cannot support.

  • Closed on June 04, 2018

    Develop and implement controls to ensure that it complies with environmental review requirements.

  • Closed on March 27, 2018

    Review accomplishment data that it reported in IDIS for open and completed activities to ensure that accomplishments were reported accurately.

  • Closed on June 04, 2018

    Train its staff on reporting accomplishments in IDIS and develop and implement policies and procedures for supervisory review to ensure accuracy.

  • Closed on July 16, 2018

    Include compliance with environmental review requirements in its project-specific reviews in its next periodic monitoring of the City’s Block Grant program.